The Wicked AUsome Project was founded by Ronnie and Tanya Neff, parents of an AUsome boy, Sheamus, who was diagnosed with Autism in 2011 at the age of three. Since then Ronnie and Tanya have been fundraising with “Bagpipes for Autism” events and running marathons with other charities for Autism in order to try to make a difference in their son’s life and other awesome kids like him.
Ronnie and Tanya’s main goal for their son throughout the years has been to make sure that he knows just how awesome he is and to be confident in all he brings to this world and those around him.
Along the family’s Autism journey, they have come to realize the limited opportunities for children like their son to engage and connect with others and make social connections outside of his regular school day, home or therapy. They also became very passionate about spreading awareness and promoting acceptance and inclusion within the community. All of this and their Boston pride has all been a big part of how the Wicked AUsome project came to be.
The foundation is excited to provide support and help build friendships around us by providing social events, opportunities and the Wicked AUsome Pal program to enrich the lives of those with Autism and their families.